I received my first podcast airplay. Hopefully, now that I’ve finally settled on a band name (GarageSpin), and I’m finally trying to get heard, there will be more. “20/20 Foresight” was included in the Home Made Hit Show podcast a week ago or so. Tony Buttersworth (I can’t help but wonder if that’s a stage name?) runs the weekly show, and talks about songwriting, production techniques, software and gear for DIY songwriters recording at home. Each show then features a few songs from said DIY musicians, which the hosts critique. If you’re interested, you can listen to the podcast episode here: Episode mp3. A couple notes:
- “20/20 Foresight” is at the very end of the podcast.
- Tony mentions that at first listen, he thought it was a pro studio recording. (Thanks for the compliment, Tony, but nope, it was a living room recording.)
- Tony and his co-host both complimented the string section, but incorrectly state that I had real friends play real instruments for it. The truth is, the cello you hear throughout the song is real, and played by me (requiring many, many takes, and much splicing). But the string section that appears at the end of the song I created in Reason 2.5 (violin, viola, and double bass).